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Al Jazeera America
Jan 7, 2014 11:30am EST
that now, so won the political battle of the recess itself? >> it's funny because mitch mcconnell brought up the health care issue again. he offered to pass the law in exchange of pulling back on the main date for a year. we saw a bit of bipartisanship heading into the holiday, but the question is will that last or was it only skin deep. there are expected battles to come, so it was a bit of a break, a much calmer holiday recess than sometimes we see. often it goes right to the brink of christmas. the ones working over the holiday, the politicians, strategists, but also those who are working out how to pay for everything, so we're watching for those numbers to come out this week. >> mike viqueira at the white house, the holiday recess good for congress, the white house or both? >> i think we can call it a christmas trust, dell. i don't think anybody was going out of their way to score any points unless some of those who were particularly vulnerable who are up for reelection this year. from now to the state of the union through november when the house is up for grabs, and the senate as wel
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2013 1:00pm EST
, we show you some of the debate over the past year. comments from harry reid, mitch mcconnell, and even video by c- span viewers using the c-span video library. >> these are dark days in the history of the senate. i hate that we have come to this point. we have witnessed the majority leader break his word to the united states senate. and now, our request for a joint meeting, all the senators at a time when attendance around here is frequently quite spotty, in an obvious effort to keep as time when attendance around here is frequently quite spotty, in an obvious effort to keep as many of his members from hearing the concerns and arguments of the other side is possible. it remains our view that for this to be the kind of joint session of the senate that it ought to be, given the tendency of the senate to have sparse attendance on monday night, to have this meeting on tuesday, before it is too late. >> mr. president, i don't want him to feel sorry for the senate and certainly not for me. i will continue to try to speak in a tone that is appropriate. demagoguery -- the more you say som
Al Jazeera America
Jan 7, 2014 11:00am EST
paid for. and mitch mcconnell made a last ditch effort to push back. >> yes, we should work on solutions to support those who are out of work through no fault of their own, but there is literally no excuse to pass unemployment insurance legislation without also finding ways to create good, stable, high-paying jobs and also trying to find the money to pay for it. >> at the last minute, mitch mcconnell put forth a proposal, he said republicans might support this if the delay the obamacare affordable care act, individual mandate for a year. and of course we know that's a non-starter. >> people are unemployed, can't find a job. it's a tough deal. listen to this picture, mr. president, no one can in anyway dispute my facts. for every dollar spent on this we get a dollar back. >> so we'll know in a few moments, dell. >> libby has been white house weighed in on this argument? >> definitely. making calls and the president used his address over the weekend to push for this issue. president obama will be talking about unemployment insurance benefits later on this morning from the white h
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2013 12:00am EST
over the past year. comments from harry reid, mitch mcconnell, and even video by c- span viewers using the c-span video library. >> these are dark days in the history of the senate. i hate that we have come to this point. and now, our request for a joint meeting, all the senators at a time when attendance around here is frequently quite spotty, in an obvious effort to keep as many of his members from hearing the concerns and arguments of the other side is possible. it remains our view that for this to be the kind of joint session of the senate that it ought to be, given the tendency of the senate to have sparse attendance on monday night, to have this meeting on tuesday, before it is too late. >> mr. president, i don't want him to feel sorry for the senate and certainly not for me. i will continue to try to speak in a tone that is appropriate. people start believing it. mr. president, it is quite interesting that he thinks that richard cordray, nobody says there is a thing wrong with this man, democrats and republicans have both said he is a good guy. this man has been waiting 72
MSNBC
Jan 7, 2014 9:00am PST
rand paul, who is on the fringes of modern gop. yesterday senator minority leader mitch mcconnell released a brand-new ad for his 2014 re-election bid, featuring the scare mongering senator from kentucky. >> what he has done and allows him to be the most powerful republican up there is that he can pull people together united on obama care, united for a balanced budget amendment. >> joining me now is anchor of bbc world news america katy kay and eugene robinson. mitch mcconnell hearts rand paul, at least during this election season. but we are seeing interesting bedfellows in this moment, especially relating to issues of defense and national security. it is -- goes without saying thgs not your father's gop, a group that will not extend unemployment assistance for -- without pay fors for first time in a very long time. but it is also a party that is split on the issue of defense spending as per the sequester and where you see in very clear evidence a real chief on the issue of nsa. what is the legacy of this going forward do you think? >> i think the operative phrase there is at least during
MSNBC
Dec 31, 2013 3:00am PST
with mitch mcconnell they asked. really? [ laughter ] why don't you get a drink with mitch mcconnell. >> but not all republicans were down with the shutdown. >> some people in my party took the stupid pill, they came up with a horrible strategy, they are going to cave in. and they are going to look horrible. >> the world lost some larger-than-life figures in 2013 from a man who freed a nation to a mobster who captured our imagination. >> if you're lucky, you'll remember the little moments like this. >> america saw more than its share of tragedies in 2013. >> i saw that image and the sound. >> never a thought in your mind you could just, out of left field get blown up. >> we're covering a historic tornado in oklahoma tonight. >> what you're seeing a neighborhood. >> this house, house, house. >> three women each missing for a decade found alive in a cleveland home. >> i'm calling 911 for amanda berry i thought this girl was dead. >> tragedy in arizona, 19 members of an elite firefighting crew killed in the line of duty. >> for some the new year brought the promise of new goings. and the possib
MSNBC
Jan 3, 2014 6:00am PST
old guard. you have mitch mcconnell and lindsay graham. joining me now is a pitch for the path forward in the new book, america, hope for change. >> always great news on your show. >> let's talk about this issue. you are a conservative republican who won in a very blue state. >> libertarian influenced. >> the question is how does the republican party get to a point not where they can win senate seats, but the point where you can run statewide in maryland again and not have the r next to your name be your biggest problem? >> you do not allow tactical differences to divide your party. the context is obamacare and it's a good example. do you not allow the tactical differences between the wins of the party. you and i both know with philosophy and positions, most republicans are right of center. pactics divide them. i would add that we are talking about this off air. it comes down to a personality and a person and a leader who can tran cent. barack obama did that. they voted for him. i think that has to do with the individual personality and leadership profile as much as the differences. >>
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2014 10:00am EST
can make life better for everybody. >> how is heritage action feeling about mitch mcconnell force in minority leader? >> you can go to our scorecard. what we do is be very transparently for every member of congress lists all the votes we thought were important and why we thought they were important and how they voted. it is the job of the constituents, not me, to look at the scorecard and the overall score in say is this person doing a good job? >> the scorecards, this is not a static process. marshal of trying to resources in that race. what are you going to do? >> we are not involved in electoral accountability. we are asking tough questions, or informing voters of tough question so they can ask them back home. member ofjob of every the house to go home, talk to the constituents about what they have achieved in washington and answer the questions. opportunitiesome for some brinksmanship like we saw last year, the debt ceiling debate will be one in particular. do you support their being some holding feet to the fire in ways maybe not great for republicans in an election year? >> why
PBS
Jan 4, 2014 1:30am PST
mississippi, that you would cochran vs. a tea party challenger there. in kentucky, mitch mcconnell versus a tea party candidate. so we're going to see plenty of opportunities for establishment versus the tea party. john: does the white house feel that they'll lose the senate or do they see opportunities there for them to pull it out as they did in 2010? >> i talked to a very seasoned democrat at the end of 2013 and he talked about, as amy suggested, it was the worst map that he could remember seeing in his career. so the white house is worried about that and very aware that democrats in the senate wants to have the president either help sculpt a script or help them lead. you can see that income inequality idea setting it up, the effort to try to contrast the democratic party from the republican party while the republicans are all over the map about their message. i think they're worried. john: doyle, you and i both remember that as popular as ronald reagan was in 1986, when he had his second term, he couldn't hold some candidates. >> almost every president has a rough time at this point i
MSNBC
Jan 7, 2014 12:00pm PST
i can follow that and then mitch mcconnell. >> i was afraid to ask who was woody allen in all of that. >> howard, i like to put things in perspective here. president bush raised unemployment benefits back in december 2002 and here's how he put it. let's take a listen at the time in his weekly radio address. >> these americans rely on their unemployment benefits to pay for the mortgage or rent, food, and other critical bills. they need our assistance in these difficult times and we cannot let them down. >> at that point the unemployment rate had just risen to 6%. that's lower than it is today. as you know, historically, unemployment benefits have been considered emergency funding by both republicans and democrats. what we're clearly seeing is a shift among many republicans lawmakers. what's the underlying reason do you think? >> you are seeing a shift because back then president bush was calling for a special emergency extension of unemployment benefits of exactly the thing that democrats are arguing for now. president bush at that time did not ask for a "pay for." did not ask to
CSPAN
Jan 3, 2014 12:00pm EST
than john boehners and mitch mcconnells. the moderation we used to see is being replaced and as a direct result the middling area become smaller and smaller which impacts republican and national policy. most importantly, the traditionalists and -- have grown closer together. there's more opportunities for this bridge, especially during the reagan administration. that alters not only the political discourse but outcomes, especially for today's modern republican party. with that in mind, there are really four ways that these three groups can cooperate in order to achieve their ultimate goals. the first being the idea of a supremacy-inferiority split. there are not willing to say, you have control over issue. you are in charge. there is much more give-and-take than that. secondly you could have a simple split. the idea of we agree to disagree, something we are not seeing within those two camps. you can leave it ambiguous. this is an argument where activists kind of fudge the differences between themselves and reality it is not there. we argue that we have a pattern of mutual reinforc
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2014 7:00pm EST
kentucky, mitch mcconnell is challenged by matt bevin. guest: let me wrap that up. this also goes to the cochrane raise. trend ina fundamental american politics. i wish more journalists wrote about this. these lawmakers have been in there for decades. they like their senator. they like roberts. not especially with mcconnell. they are not really happy with him right now. there is the idea that they like them, but it is time for a change. it is time to find somebody new. clearly, they are not helping the situation in the state -- d.c. roberts is inat trouble and i think the mitch mcconnell is in trouble in kentucky. bevin is athink that better general election candidate against allison grimes. i want to ask you about wyoming. two familiar names. liz cheney -- guest: this is kind of like texas. the challenger and the incumbent appear to be above average. we do not see a contrast. from my position, i have not taken much time to see what could happen. whatever happens, republicans will get that seat. host: listed under least endangered, we spoke about texas. lamar alexander, who stepped aside
CSPAN
Jan 4, 2014 8:30pm EST
mitch mcconnell. they are really not. okay, so the answers once again they are not crazy, they are reacting to social change. they wish to preserve their way of life. that is to say the white anglo-saxon protestant way of life, right? where men are dominant, where white evil are dominant, where folks are in the closet ,-com,-com ma where black folks remember their place and let's not forget latinos now. where women know their place and where everybody considered an american was born in america. they want to preserve that wasp cultural hegemony. it's their way of life that they are concerned about. they are not new. they are similar to the ku klux klan of the 1920s, the john birch society and the john birch society in the 20th century. we can go back to the know-nothing party as well in the 18 50's. so each one of these quotes that i referred to, the of the 1920s and i want to stress i'm talking about the of the 1920s, not the first that was worn in 1868 in tennessee and not the of the 1950s. i'm talking very specifically about the of the 1920s because that was a national political
CNN
Jan 5, 2014 4:00pm PST
. mitch mcconnell is facing a tough campaign this year. julian, new year's resolution for him? >> end the obstruction. i think now that filibuster has been reformed, move fast and move forward with nominations, judicial nominations and executive nominations. >> amy. >> for mitch mcconnell, he has to get into the pry maury. he has a lot of money, about $7 million in the war chest, and fight to keep his job op. on the democratic side, i would like to see harry reid some calling opponents names on the senate floor. >> nancy pelosi? >> i would suggest she read legislation before she pass it. there was supposed to be a resolution among congress people that they would. hopefully in 2014, they will. >> julian? >> i think she moves forward with the theme of inequality. minimum wage. stick to the economicish ice and push them. that's the best strategy for democrats. >> let's go to house majority leader eric cantor. julian, i'll start you off there. >> i think he needs start governing at some of the same challenge that president obama faces. he need think of himself, not just as opposit
Bloomberg
Dec 31, 2013 8:00am EST
break for racing horses. you could tip your cap to seven minority leader mitch mcconnell -- senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. you also have teachers that are reimbursed for out-of-pocket supplies. there are a bunch you could pull out that make you scratch your head. there is also a core group that is important as well. >> stay with me. we will bring in steve bell from the bipartisan policy center. steve, you said real texan form seems unlikely -- tax reform seems unlikely until 2015. why is that? >> i think the fact that there is so much controversy over taxes already makes it almost impossible. if people are afraid to vote for a minor change in veterans retirement, why would they vote in an election year for major changes in social security, or tax reform? it does not make sense. if you go on the hill, they say runninge, they will be for reelection, and tax reform am not be on the voter's mind. heard phil mattingly talk about some of these oddball tax breaks. i understanders more, but also hollywood studios -- how much do the special interests slow down the process? it isy d
FOX Business
Dec 31, 2013 7:00pm EST
to responsible regulation and we have the establishment right now like mitch mcconnell calling for the establishment to stand up to the tea party. this is are but a sign ofi trouble to come. >> that is why i wrote the book. there is a conservative philosophy that believes in the safety net. not in the entitlement society not the hyper of liberal idea and all government regulation but itt. does believe we are a generouse society and there are solutions to incorporate smaller government and less regulation for things they would not have done 150 years ago. when long before it was an electoral issue i say we ought to legalize the illegals but only in returnf if these last 11 million then america is you made and generous but people are resisting because they think we will get a sham like reagan and the door is open again. lou: i count 1986 and then a decade later one of the reasons i support theason chairman of this judiciaryju committee who has theo incremental approach that has the potential to solve a very difficult problem to save the of these. charles is great to do talk to you i
FOX News
Dec 30, 2013 12:00am PST
. and i told mitch mcconnell. you will be the 41st. i may be the sixth vote. we need to put our country's about first. it is the american people in our countries. and i said this to harry reid and they had to fight for my vote. and there were times when my own party and you know the players are. i was bottling on the >> next and right. >> you needed against obama carr. >> they rammed it through. i would have stopped it. and then they they voted against a grapped mother amendment. and so shame on them. and the voters of this great country have an opportunity to send a message in 2014. there has been a lot of speculation. and you have had ties to new hampshire. and that is your permanent home now. and senate race coming up with the incumbept. and a lot of speck oulgz on the campaign trail. >> when you ask the questions about you and 16. >> i got two extra years. you have to answer now. >> yeah, i am actually trying to figure out if huckabee and brown. and brown and huckabee. >> you are looking at it. >> i would be misleading people when i say it is a honor. it is strictly personal
Al Jazeera America
Dec 31, 2013 8:00pm EST
and make gains in the house. >> what about senator mitch mcconnell. a lot of people watching that. >> the most interesting senate race in the country, and it could end up in a situation where weirdly, if mcconnell loses, it could come down to the wire and whether the republicans take back the 60 seats they need to gain control of the senate. it could be a situation where mcconnell loses in a close place, and if that happens, he has made himself the face of washington gridlock with the president's agenda finish the next few years. in the last months, he's drawing the line with the tea party and saying, we have guys like ted cruz shutting down the government. and i'm going to make a deal. >> thank you for your time today. >> in utah, taking its fight against gay marriage all the way to the supreme court. filing an appeal, asking justices to block same-sex marriages. it was legalized in utah earlier this month as a judge overturned the ban. >> salt lake city is not san francisco or new york, about you it's a great place for candace and colleen. they're same-sex parents. >> this is ly
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2014 12:00pm EST
. they nominated mccain, and he lost. today nominated romney, and e lost. -- he lost. mitch mcconnell and the boys in the senate are pretty much the same ilk. boehner, unfortunately, is pretty much the same ilk. some of us have just drawn the conclusion that the country is perilously close to the abyss. when you look at now over a trillion dollars in understood funded obligations -- unfunded obligations. when i finished liberty and the amendments, we were talking about a $17 trillion fiscal operating debt, now it's $17.3 and rising. these are unsustainable. the social security trustees say that social security's unsustainable. the medicare and medicaid trustees say that's unsustainable. obamacare's unsustainable. unless and until the republican leadership and the republican bureaucracy figures out a way to address this, that's not timid and not deceptive, the republican party's going to keep losing elections. it'll win one here and there, but the trajectory, as i say, not change. so from my perspective, the republican party has to get back to its roots, its grassroots, and become a party
MSNBC
Jan 3, 2014 3:00am PST
state democrats fighting for their lives. in kentucky mitch mcconnell facing a primary and general election candidate at the same time. >> it's going to be most watched race in the country or among them in the senate. basically, we saw a few years ago harry reid fighting for his life now we'll see the minority leader doing the same thing. this battle is ideological, demographic, old man versus a younger woman and it's demographic, generational and ideological. mitch mcconnell is a wiley politician. it will come down who is the better candidate. no disparrist resources. >> mark does he hold on to that seat? >> unless she turns out to be the best candidate of the cycle i think he'll probably win. his numbers are still bad. >> i don't see her -- there's no evidence thus far that she's going to be the best candidate of this cycle. >> no. one likely a national tide in her favor. a national tide it is likely to be against her. >> the democrats are running around talking about how popular the affordable care act or obamacare is in kentucky. it ain't that popular in an off year election. w
CNN
Jan 1, 2014 3:00am PST
comes to the debt ceiling fight. even mitch mcconnell said you can get the president's attention to start trying to talk about, cutting here, cutting there, tackling some of our deficit and debt issues. do you think that argument is going to work? >> i wouldn't hold your breath on it. here's why. paul ryan and mitch mcconnell are saying we'll fight over the debt ceiling basically as a way to coral conservatives to support the budget deal that just happened. here's the problem. where's the leverage? the president said he's no longer going to play this game. >> so does he just inherently end this fight when you're talking about holding something up, he has the upper hand? >> yes. politically if republicans want to run towards this clip, the problem is we're all hanging in the balance. the president says he's not going to negotiate over the full faith and credit. because it didn't go through a grand bargain what's the incentive for both sides negotiating on something big? watch out, february is when the debt ceiling -- >> election year. >> you know you have a false end here. >> popular
FOX News
Dec 30, 2013 7:00pm PST
as well. add into it that the senate is fractured and broken. mitch mcconnell and the republicans are angry over harry reid's destruction of senate rules. it will be a rugged year. i wrote "the happiest life t" because i wanted people to focus on good news. as a democrat i want people to stay under the covers. >> what do you think, penny? is the filibuster a good thing or will it cause more gridlock? >> how much more can you have? you have a house that's intransient that can't control their own caucus. boehner is now saying their strategy was flawed. you have a flawed strategy that had repercussions on the virginia elections for the first time democrats swept all statewide elections in virginia. there is a lot to be positive about going into the elections. we have strong candidates. we are in red states and blue. i think we have terrific candidates out there. one of my predictions is that the senate does continue to stay in democratic hands. in 2006 people said there was no way democrats will take over. we kept it in 6, 8, 10 and 12. >> i'm not sure when people see health insuranc
MSNBC
Jan 7, 2014 2:00pm PST
don't want any heat on the home front. that's what it boils down to. here's what minority leader mitch mcconnell said before today's vote. >> remember, these are the same folks who gave us the stimulus, who gave us tax increases, who gave us obamacare, all of it was done in the name of helping the little guy, in the name of greater equality. what's it given us? it's given us this mess. and now another call, one more call, for a government fix. >> hold on a second, folks. this is the same group that gave us the stimulus, which of course helped create 8 million jobs and pulled us out of the crapper starting in february of 2009. let's get the record straight. tax increases, excuse me. the bush tax cuts expired after the democrats went along with them for another two years. obamacare, that's a bad thing? that's an old story, republicans. house speaker john boehner couldn't agree more with mcconnell. he's been for a long time a vocal opponent of extending without offsets. they love offsets. how are you going to pay for it? boehner released a statement saying, without cuts and job incentives
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2013 3:55pm EST
senate and mitch mcconnell from earlier this fall. >> the eyes of the world has been on washington. that is a gross understatement. they witness great discord. today they will also seek congress reach an historic bipartisan agreement to avert a default on the nation's bills. the compromise we reached will provide us with the stability our economy desperately needs. it is never easy for two sides to reach consensus. it is really hard. sometimes harder than others. this time it is really hard. after weeks spent facing off a partisan divide that sometimes seems too wide to cross, our country came to the brink of disaster. in the end, we prevented that disaster. i thank the republican leader for his effort to reach this important agreement. the cooperation was essential to pass both chambers of congress to reach an accord that could and also be signed by president obama. as part of our agreement, in order to ensure that climate -- in order to ensure that towards progresses stability, this legislation says there'll be a conference committee that will set our country on a long- term, fiscal su
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2014 12:00am EST
kentucky and the support mitch mcconnell. >> welcome i couldn't support him, not that he's not necessarily a nice person and so forth. but he is an ineffective republican leader and senator and that whole immigration bill, he sat back trying to fight it and then he shows up in votes against it. and there is a whole notion of them to veto congress and so mitch mcconnell said that it should be temporary, of course. but nothing is temporary. and many don't have the ability to confer constitutional power. to any person or anything. >> remember when we talked about this. we were so proud. but that was the first and last thing that i could remember. >> you are onbooktv with mark levin. welcome. >> caller: hello, i think mark would call me a kook as well. and i think the person that she was referring to are those who fund this heritage foundation which pays for half of the commercial situation and those that create the bestsellers and then they give them away because nobody really wants to spend the money on them. and especially for people who really also are paying people to organize
Al Jazeera America
Jan 2, 2014 1:00am EST
months to work this out. >> and the republicans face some internal battles, including mitch mcconnell, who faces a challenge from the far right of the republican party and a lot of the races this year will deal from the fallout from the very public internal gop fight that house speaker john boehner famously ripped open in december. >> they pushed us into the fight to defund obamacare and to defund government. most of you members know that wasn't exactly the strategy i had in mind. if you recall the day before the government reopened one of the people, one of these groups stood up and said well, we work. are you kidding me? >> are you kidding me? tom, what do you think, guide these tea party challenges, do you think the establishment republicans are gaining the upper hand now? >> we needed the voice, the establishment republicans if that's the new term for myself, we needed to stand up and say, enough is enough. when we consider that john cosh and the senator from why texas isn't a conservative we shake our heads. when the senator has been there for ten years says, i don't need a 32-year-ol
FOX News
Dec 29, 2013 5:00pm PST
, winning 10 in 1 or 9 in 1 going to washington, and i told mitch mcconnell, i may be the 60th vote because we need to put our country's interest party first, not the republican party or the democratic party but the country's people interest first. and i said the same thing to harry reid too. and so they had to fight for my vote. i was the 41st of the 60th vote and there were times when my own party, and you know who the players are, were critical. so i was battling on the left and the right and i said i'm going to go down there and do what i think is right for the country first and that is what i think people need to do. >> you voted against obamacare when you got there. >> they rammed it through and i would have stopped it as the 41st vote. and when i got there, every democratic senator voted against every grandfathering amendment that would have protected and doing the things we need to do right now. and shame on them. and the voters in this great country have an opportunity to send a message in 2014, the. >> there has been speculation in your family. you have long had ties to ne
MSNBC
Jan 6, 2014 1:00pm PST
could lose their jobs before november. they're facing the tea party primaries from the right. mitch mcconnell faces one in may. john cornyn faces a challenge. if they lose some of those races, think about this. it would be the third consecutive election cycle where the tea party is changing the composition of the republican party. is the tea party driving us towards what could be a natural realignment? he argues there are some historical precedents for a realignment. we're also joined by the director of the university of virginia center for politics. >> thank you. >> you've argued that christie said 2014 can be a realigning election for republicans. you've compared to his potential to realignment figures like mckinley and fdr. how would he be like those presidents? >> it is very simple. in 30 years, america will be a majority nonwhite nation. in 2011 when we had our first nonwhite president in the oval office, the majority of babies born in the united states were nonwhite. christie is the only republican who has done this. if he's able in 2016 to do what he did in new jersey nationa
FOX News
Dec 31, 2013 3:00pm PST
same set of offices used by mitch mcconnell, the minority leader. well they said we'll have a library and we'll throw some books in there. people with go back and read. well you think about how much the library of congress has grown. this connects you to one of the newer buildings and another set of tunnels that goes directly to the madison building from the capitol visitors center. so there are two tunnels that connect the capitol complex with the library of congress. >> and now we are in cannon, and you connect to -- next is long worth. >> all of the house buildings are named after speakers of the house. nick long worth from ohio, and then john boehner, and then sam rayburn, which is the biggest building and the newest one. some of the buildings or the offices in rayburn are quite commodeus and you will go through the tunnel and down past the parking garage where they park their cars. >> i don't think speaker boehner is expecting one with his name? >> no. we'd have to get another building. we're going down two levels of escalators because we are going down capitol hill, up a
FOX News
Jan 7, 2014 1:00pm PST
healthcare reform. mitch mcconnell trying to offer an amend to this extension of unemployment benefits today that would have paid for it by delaying the individual mandate on the president's healthcare law by one year. that was pushed aside by senate majority leader harry reid, and mitch mccome says the unemployment shows the president's economic policies have failed, even though the president is in his second term. jay carney push back on my 'question whether the president is to blame for the long-term unemployment. >> he has now had five years. does he bear some responsibility for long-term unemployment? >> the president believes everyone who is sent to washington biz their representatives bears responsibility for taking action to help the economy and help the american people. and that's why economic growth, job creation, middle class security, have been the cornerstones of his domestic policies since the day he was sworn into office. >> now, the hurdles ahead basically, the senate republicans who did support this on the first day today say they're not going to support final passage
MSNBC
Jan 7, 2014 3:00am PST
senate from minority leader mitch mcconnell to become majority leader mitch mcconnell. larry says we look at all kinds of tipping points. if you pull back the camera in the end is going to matter in these races is for the president is, where the economy is, and where the parties are. democrats at the moment back on their heels because of obamacare. the president is struggling to get back to a good place. and the economy is better but not great. willie, a good point that larry makes here is the people don't feel their personal economy is better. people don't vote on a gdp or some other indicator. they vote on how they feel. at the moment, people don't feel great which is why democrats, both parties, are looking at these poverty income and inquality measures we were just talking about around the table. >> we were talking about this earlier but a tension of republicans still wanting to focus on obamacare if that is a good issue for them in their districts and democrats wanting to focus on unemployment insurance and raising the minimum wage where they think they can get an advantage over
CSPAN
Jan 3, 2014 1:00am EST
, arkansas, louisiana, kentucky where mitch mcconnell is up, you know, obama, you know, lost by disastrous -- so each -- there -- where republicans need to do well in the u.s. senate they don't have to put as much, if any, distance between themselves and the national republican party. certainly in alaska, arkansas, louisiana, kentucky absolutely for sure. so it depends, you know, and that's the answer to almost any question is it depends on the circumstances. but in the senate there's a lot his of that -- less of that that has to take place. yeah. >> i guess since we've, since you highlighted 2006 and 2010 as being the last couple of midterms of that have happened and one thing that our distinguished professor, dr. thurber has pointed out there's been a decreased polarization within the legislative branch, does that translate to more of a wave effect given the increased polarization from these different midterms? i know it throws off a little bit different within the presidential lengths, but, you know, in -- elections, but, you know, in midterms especially the last two, there's such a swi
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2014 9:25pm EST
earlier. at the same time, arkansas, louisiana, kentucky where mitch mcconnell is up, obama lost by disastrous amounts. where republicans need to do well in the u.s. senate they do not have to put as much, if any distance, between themselves and the national republican party. certainly in alaska, arkansas, louisiana, kentucky, absolutely, for sure. it depends, and that is the answer to almost any question. it depends on the circumstances. in the senate there is a lot less of that that has to take place. yeah. >> i guess you highlighted in 2006, 2010, the last couple midterms that happened, and one thing our distinguished presser has pointed out, there has been an increased polarization within the legislative branch. does that translate to more of a wave effect given the increased polarization from these different midterms? it throws off a little differently than the presidential elections, but midterms, especially the last two, do you see that as being one of the catalysts? >> i think i follow what you are saying, and if i do understand it, i would say what has been going on the las
CSPAN
Jan 4, 2014 12:00pm EST
be less pragmatic. we see more ted cruzes and rick perrys than john boehners and mitch mcconnells. the moderation we used to see is being replaced and as a direct result the middling area become smaller and smaller which impacts republican and national policy. most importantly, the traditionalists and -- have grown closer together. there's more opportunities for this bridge, especially during the reagan administration. that alters not only the political discourse but outcomes, especially for today's modern republican party. with that in mind, there are really four ways that these three groups can cooperate in order to achieve their ultimate goals. the first being the idea of a supremacy-inferiority split. there are not willing to say, you have control over issue. you are in charge. there is much more give-and-take than that. secondly you could have a simple split. the idea of we agree to disagree, something we are not seeing within those two camps. you can leave it ambiguous. this is an argument where activists kind of fudge the differences between themselves and reality it is not ther
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2013 7:00am EST
?this caller: i think it's house boehner. ?ost: john boehner caller: john boehner and mitch mcconnell of kentucky, california, comes up with all of these scandals, phony scandals on the president. true.f it's they are just losing for the american people. american people cannot win for these guys. the first caller you had, he right. 80%, 90% of the people want wage, they want some type of gun control where get guns.ples can't and they all against it. if you got 90% of the peoples these guysing and steady voting against it, you know, they don't work with this him tont, they want lose. that's my opinion. via: one of the opinions individual,till an says the unemployment are the biggest losers. they were tossed overboard when extended left employment -- or unemployment out of the budget deal. rockford,lling from illinois. independent caller. hey, mike. caller: hey. good morning. morning.d caller: the biggest losers are the voters. aen corporations can back candidate, number one. number two, when congress is tax incentives for corporations to move overseas, it should be a crime. number three,
Al Jazeera America
Jan 5, 2014 1:00am EST
come down to small senate race that we don't pay attention to. it won't be just mitch mcconnell, it going to montana and michigan, too, democrats will have to work harder than they thought at this. in october we thought it was a slam dunk because of the way congress and the republican congress particularly was behaving around the budget deal. and about the debt ceiling, so these things change very, very quickly. and, again, it's not, you know, we have 11 months to work this out. >> and the republicans face some internal battles, including mitch macomb as you mentioned, who faces a primary challenge from the far right of the republican party. and a lot of the races this year will deal with that fallout from the very public internal gop fight that house speaker john boehner famously ripped open in december. >> they pushed news to this fight to defund obama care and to shutdown the government. most of you know my members know, i wasn't exact -- that wasn't exactly the strategy i had in mind. if but if you recall the day before the government reopen ed one of those groups stood up and s
MSNBC
Jan 6, 2014 8:00pm PST
instance, mitch mcconnell and john cornyn, for instance, jump into the nsa camp. i do think you are seeing more and more old republicans and older republicans and folks that are just sort of rank and file guys in the house and the senate start to lean that way. >> and, finally, my political question for you is this. it seems to me that peter king is basically functioning as a chris christie stalking horse surrogate. we know that's the part of the party peter king identifies himself with. christie and paul are intense debates over these issues. seems to me peter king is standing in for christie in waging this fight. >> actually, that's interesting. i think they clearly are the sort of the northeastern republicans, right? and, you know, they're not particularly conservative in a traditional manner, what we consider to be a traditional manner now. >> right. now. >> we both have these oversized personalities. they love to be bombastic and yell. the two of them would be fun to watch out on the trail yelling and screaming about rand paul and ted cruz. that's for sure. >> i'm looking forwa
CSPAN
Jan 2, 2014 8:00pm EST
know, arkansas, louisiana, kentucky where mitch mcconnell is up, you know, obama, you know, lost by disastrous -- so each -- there -- where republicans need to do well in the u.s. senate they don't have to put as much, if any, distance between themselves and the national republican party. certainly in alaska, arkansas, louisiana, kentucky absolutely for sure. so it depends, you know, and that's the answer to almost any question is it depends on the circumstances. but in the senate there's a lot [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2014] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] announcement came in a memo through republican lawmakers. writing that is a signal that republicans will continue efforts to go after obamacare and 2014 even a term most of it has gone into effect. -- even after most of it has gone into effect. see this as key to expanding the possible house majority. that is from the hill newspaper. return fornd senate legislative business january 7. you can watch live coverage of the house, as always, here on c- span. >> about 10 or 15 years ago,
CBS
Jan 3, 2014 5:00pm EST
ways that mitch mcconnell, republican leader in the senate has the same kind of problem. that's going to be the interesting thing to watch here over these next two or three months especially. i'd like to think that maybe they're going to get something done, but we'll find out. >> bob schieffer, majority leader reid, face the nation sunday, we're looking forward to watching that. thank you, bob. >>> former virginia first lady ann holton has been named to governor elect terry mcauliffe's cabinet as the new education secretary. she is the a long time child advocate and former juvenile and domestic relations court judge. >>> helping you plan your day, wusa9 first alert weather. >> if you don't like cold weather, this is not your time of year. >> absolutely not. we're going to see temperatures plummet tonight as if it wasn't cold enough and then a brief reprieve before the temperatures get really cold again next week. let's start off with a look at the michael and son weather cam. we have snow on our shot now from reagan national airport and a distant view of the monument there. it's
MSNBC
Jan 1, 2014 5:00am PST
election. finally that we have seen, mitch mcconnell all throughout the last year or so, very careful about the stances he's taken. that's a key race he is up against. >> for attention, this is going to be the top race to watch. at least through the republican primary, this is an important race because we will see in march he is up against steve stockman and everyone thinks he will run away with that. mcconnell after that, it could reshape the narrative on the tea party versus conservative story line if mcconnell is able to beat the challenger and he is able to run against grimes and all indicates it's a fairly close race and a lot of money and attention going to be spent on that race to watch. >> it's a mid-term year, but last year was an off year. you will have a busier 2014 than last year. >> it's always busy. whether it's capitol hill politics going on this year that we thought would be able to go in place after obama's first year, there is no off years anymore. it will be busy, but i like to watch the races. it will be fun. >> thank you and happy new year, friend. >> same to you. >> ba
Bloomberg
Dec 31, 2013 10:00am EST
on kentucky named mitch mcconnell who may care about that. hollywood and production studios have a break that they care about. on the more practical side, teachers get a break for supplies they purchase on their own dime. that goes away as well. that is a big issue. you have your on balls and the ones that are pretty micro, but that hit home for the general public. taxe can count on these breaks expire in tonight because congress is not in session to extend them. theytypically happens is can enact these tax breaks retroactively. is there evidence that this will happen again? >> a lot of people do not pay attention to the expiration of these extensions because they are always retroactively extended. here is the issue they are dealing with now. you have lawmakers who want to do a broad tax reform overhaul. the chairman of the two committee doing this always say we do not want to do the extensions now because we want to include it in broad tax reform. tax reform is not looking great with max baucus on his way to china as the ambassador, but also, these tax breaks cost $52.4 billion. w
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